Manager, Business Applications Development

Position Summary


Job ID:  3657


Location:  BURNABY, BC

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.

  • Join one of BC’s Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership.  Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

 Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.  And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees’ current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **




The Manager, Business Applications Development is responsible for overseeing activities and resources related to the design, configuration, implementation and maintenance of technical solutions that make up BC Housing mission-critical packaged / custom software and reporting applications. He/she/they collaborate with system and infrastructure administrators to ensure seamless delivery of services to clients.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Degree or Diploma in Information Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 7+ years of IT industry experience specifically focused on IT solutions in an Oracle or Microsoft environment, with minimum 2+ years of experience as a team lead
    • Programming in Oracle SQL and PL/SQL
    • Programming in MS SQL, experience with Azure SQL server preferred
    • Using Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and Azure DevOps source control and branching
    • Designing, developing and supporting operational and analytical reports
    • Designing, developing and supporting applications within the Microsoft .NET framework or JAVA
    • Designing, developing and supporting web applications
    • Strong understanding of relational database concepts and interpreting data models
    • Strong understanding of data warehouse concepts and experience working with data warehouses and data marts
    • Designing, developing and supporting interface engines, SOA, Web Services consumed by both internal and external applications
    • Configuring and troubleshooting Oracle WebLogic or Microsoft IIS environments
  • Experience with designing and developing SOAP and REST based web services
  • Experience with designing and developing BI reports and dashboards


  • Good understanding of BI architecture, and full lifecycle BI and Data Integration development
  • Good BI design and development skills, and data modelling and data analysis skills
  • Sound knowledge of interface development standards, methodologies, tools and technologies
  • Sound knowledge of transportation protocols, messaging and transaction systems, Java and J2EE runtime environments,
  • ERP and database systems, message formats and distributed systems architectures.
  • Sound knowledge of data modeling, use cases, process flow mapping, and entity relationship diagrams
  • Broad understanding of business applications such as ERP
  • Ability to document complex business requirements and test scenarios, and design and develop custom interfaces using a
  • broad set of programming and analytical skills
  • Ability to identify, diagnose and troubleshoot problems related to technology
  • Ability to provide leadership and work effectively within a team of made up of business users and technical analysts
  • Ability to generate and articulate new ideas and adapt effectively to new technologies
  • Ability to lead team effectively to identify, describe and resolve technical issues
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Business Analysts, SMEs and business users
  • Ability to excel in working under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with matters of a confidential nature.
  • Strong technical documentation and planning skills
  • Self-motivated and directed, and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, project management, organization and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.


How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.

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Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at will be accepted

If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, People with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.